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Borrow a Tablet from an ACC Library

Tablets are available to check out from all ACC libraries! 

Currently enrolled ACC students with an ACC photo ID may borrow a tablet from any ACC Library for 2 weeks. See the 'Circulation Policy & Check-out Agreement' tab for additional details.


Tablet FAQs

What is a tablet?

A tablet is a mobile computing device that works with applications that can be downloaded to the device.

What type of tablet is available at Austin Community College libraries?

All ACC Libraries have a limited number of Apple iPads available for checkout.

How do I reserve a tablet?

Tablets are available on a first come-first served basis.

How will I know when a tablet is available?

You can check the ACC Library Catalog for availability status.

How long can I keep a tablet?

Tablets can be checked out for two weeks with two in-person renewal allowed (pending review of availability).

Can I checkout more than one tablet at a time?

No, only one tablet (of any kind) can be checked out at a time.

Where do I pick-up/return the tablet?

The tablet must be checked out from and returned to the same library.

Can tablets be sent from one library to another?

No, tablets must remain at their designated locations.

What happens if the tablet is damaged or lost?

Library staff will determine the extent of the damage and will assess replacement costs as well as any other fees.  ACC Libraries does not repair tablets.

What can I read on the tablet?

Tablets can be used to read e-books, e-textbooks, as well as magazines and other digitized media.

How do I use the tablet?

Instructions are available on how to download e-books and get started with the tablet.

What if the battery runs down while I have the tablet checked out?

Both a wall plug and usb cable are provided at check-out to ensure that the device can be charged if needed.

Can I load my own e-books/apps/music/images on the tablet?

Yes, you are welcome to load your own content on the tablet, but that content will be deleted once you return the tablet.

Can I read the library’s e-books on my own personal device?

Yes, you can download and read ACC Library e-books on your own tablet. Some devices may not be compatible.

Where do I find more information on using a tablet?

The Tablet Service Information Guide ( is your best source of information on using our tablets. Library reference staffs at all locations are also available to assist you with the devices.

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